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October 14, 2010
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A Migrant Worker's Story
Membership Drive Update
'All Songs' Channel
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StoryCorps Opens Reservations for OKC Visit
Reservations are now open for the StoryCorps MobileBooth's three-week visit to downtown Oklahoma City Oct. 28 through Nov. 20. StoryCorps mobile recording boothThe rolling recording studio, an Airstream trailer, will be parked in front of the Civic Center Music Hall. Appointments for a 40-minute recording session can be made by calling StoryCorps' 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting Additional reservation slots will open on Oct. 29.

StoryCorps is heard every Friday morning on KGOU during Morning Edition.  Its mission is to record stories told person-to-person, in the form of interviews between friends or family members.  With the participants' permission, those stories are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Some stories will air on KGOU over the coming months, and some may be chosen to air nationally on Morning Edition.

Web Exclusive: Memories of a Former Migrant Worker
The Picture ShowIn May 2010, Cinco Puntos Press published a book of photos of the life and work of labor leader Cesar Chavez. To accompany excerpted photos on NPR's blog The Picture Show, NPR producer Felix Contreras interviewed his father, Luis Contreras, about Mr. Contreras' life as a child and young adult in a migrant worker family. Read the interview and see some of the photos at

KGOU Membership Drive Tells "Our Story"
KGOU's Fall Membership Drive has received just under $93,000 in pledges, with less than two days remaining. The goal is set at $150,000 for this drive. Make your pledge online or call 325-5468 or 1-866-533-2470. And be sure to tune in late Friday afternoon to hear whether we reached the goal!

NPR Music Debuts 'All Songs 24/7' Music Channel
All Songs ConsideredFor 10 years, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton have presented their favorite new tunes and exclusive live concert recordings on NPR Music's All Songs Considered. Every song from the archives is now on the new All Songs 24/7 Music Channel -- hear a non-stop mix of every song ever played at NPR Music.

Quick Picks:  Social Media, TV and More
  • NPR correspondent John Burnett, based in Austin, Texas, has been reporting on Mexico, drugs and the border. He appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss (tongue-in-cheek, of course) the dangers.
  • Carl Kasell and Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait...  were on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week, trying to stump the host with some quiz questions.
  • The "most trusted name in fake news", Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, sat down with Fresh Air's Terry Gross on Sept. 29 in front of a live audience in New York City. Listen to their discussion.
  • Social media fans: You now have a centralized spot for the latest from NPR's Twitter, Flickr and YouTube pages. Click for Tweets and more on the new NPR Social Media page.